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Old 12-15-2005, 11:39 PM   #1
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connecting a host to internet thru another host (both running suse9.3)

Hi there!

I have two dells each running suse 9.3. Dell-1 has an NIC plus ethernet on the motherboard. I'm trying to make it act as a gateway/router for Dell-2.
I configured eth0 statically as and it goes to a Linksys router ( I have a crossover cable from eth1 to Dell-2.

After reading some posts here, I statically set eth1 as and Dell-2 is with its gateway is Both NICs on Dell-1 have IP forwarding enabled in YAST.

At this point the two machines can talk to each other, and Dell-1 sees the internet fine (thru the linksys router). But Dell-2 cannot ping the Linksys router, or any other address.

Initially I had Dell-1's eth0 as and eth1 as, and Dell-2 was set to, but this did not work at all. Any ideas how to set this up so Dell-2 accesses the internet thru Dell-1?

Old 12-17-2005, 05:35 PM   #2
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Look at the Network Address Translation section (and probably the firewalling section) of the Netwark Administrator's Guide at

Feel free to post back with any questions.

I probably should have just said RTFM, but I'm being very tolerant. In the future read the documentation before posting questions. The website referenced above is a great resource. Also remember that "Google is your friend."


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